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Suspected drug pusher dead in Cavite buy-bust

SAN PEDRO CITY –– A suspected drug pusher was killed while his companion was arrested in a buy-bust operation in General Trias City, Cavite, police said Wednesday.

A report from the police said authorities conducted the operation against Marvin Peji and his companion, Braman Encarnacion in Barangay San Francisco at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday.

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The report said the suspects may have realized they were dealing with the police, as Peji drew and fired his gun before both attempted to escape towards a riverside.

Police fired back during the chase and hit Peji, who died instantly.

The police arrested Encarnacion after the shootout.

Recovered from him were three sachets of suspected shabu (crystal meth)./lzb

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